Category Archives: Motivation

How To Stay on Track When You Work Long Hours

I get this question a lot from clients. “How do I stay on track when I’ve so little time?”. They leave home at 7 and get home 12 hours later. They might also train or do a class in the evening meaning they might not get home till 9pm. The most important thing to realise…

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Discipline Equals Freedom

“Our freedom to operate and maneuver had increased substantially through disciplined procedures. Discipline equals freedom.” ― Jocko Willink The more restrictions I create in my life, getting up early, not snoozing, training, eating nutritious food, getting enough sleep, the more freedom they create. All of these things aren’t always enjoyable. They are things that I…

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You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

The Jim Rohn quote “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” has been something I’ve become more aware of over the past few years. And I feel it runs true. The more time I spend with high energy, positive people, the more energy and motivation I tend to…

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5 Simple Steps to Making Exercise a Habit in 2017

I thought it would be fitting to have an article to help you with your new years resolutions. I’m not a fan of making new years resolutions as I pointed out in my previous article here. The simple reason is because they generally don’t work. Only about of 8% of the population actually stick to…

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January Isn’t Special

This is my first article in quite a while and it’s going to be part of a weekly dose of content I have pledged to keep for the next 28 weeks. You see I’ve always wanted to blog regularly (2-4 times a month) but I’ve never managed to maintain it since starting this blog back…

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How To Restart Good Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant Over the last three years I have successfully formed quite a few life changing habits. I started reading, and read 52 books last year. I started meditating, at some points doing 1-2 hours a day and completed two 10 day…

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How to Read 50 Books in a Year

So you want to read more books but still haven’t got around to it? I used to be in the same situation. I knew it would be beneficial to read more but I still didn’t read more. “Read for an hour a day” is something Pat Divilly always says and anyone who is successful seems…

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Bulletproof Your Health Using “The Simple Daily Practice”

Anytime I go through difficult times in life they are for the most part coming a long time. It’s rarely a one-off event that causes it. Just like an overuse injury. It wasn’t that one day in the gym but the hours of improper movement beforehand that led to the injury. So when I read James…

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How to Become an Early Riser

I have been experimenting with 5 a.m. wake ups for September. There were a few reasons behind this, the main one being I have a lot of things to organise before I travel again. You see I am back with my family for seven weeks and then I’m going to India and Australia for at…

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16 Ways to Excel As A Strength Coach

Rob is an up and coming Strength coach based in Setanta College, Thurles. Me and Rob used to work together a few years back. The boy knows his stuff and is always upskilling. After interning with Connaught rugby he led Cistertians to Senior cup victory earlier this year. Enter Rob: This blog is my first written…

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